Vintage scarf 'handbag strap'

Every now and again you come across a wonderful vintage handbag with a damaged strap and a beautiful silk scarf with a stain or a hole............PERFECT!

It's fun and flexible to up-cycle the two by twisting the silk scarf and attaching it to the handbag loops to make a shoulder strap.

Adjust the length to suit and alternate the scarves for colour and variety.





  • You need a bag where the handle is attached by loops.
  • A medium size (70 - 78 cm), mid-weight soft silk scarf works best.